three skips of a louse

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Noun[edit]

three skips of a louse pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) The worth of some trifling or insignificant matter; a whit or jot of value.
    • Jonathan Swift, “Mrs Frances Haris's Petition”
      ’Tis not that I value the money three skips of a louse:
      But the thing I stand upon is the credit of the house.